As TDB pointed out last week, the reason NZ was clear to articulate a different vehicle for criticising China was because there is concern within NZ that America and Australia are foolish enough to start some type of military adventure against China and the last thing we want to do is help provoke that.
Australia yesterday played up that war…
One of Australia’s top national security officials has warned that free nations “again hear the beating drums” of war, as military tensions rise in the Asia-Pacific region.
Australian home affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo said in his Anzac Day message, released on Sunday that Australia should do everything in its power to find peace “until we are faced with the only prudent, if sorrowful, course” of opting for war.
…if conflict comes, it comes, but we have no interest in helping the American Military Industrial Complex start a war in our neighbourhood!
Look, we all despise China’s abuse of human rights as much as we despise America’s corporate wars against CIA client States and we are as horrified by China’s mass surveillance capabilities which are almost as evil as America’s mass surveillance tyranny.
B-U-T thanks to John Key’s ‘All-our-cows-in-one-Beijing-Paddock’ strategy, all our cows are in China making us reliant on them economically. Nanaia signalled we are looking to de-couple that power they have over us, but that is a mid term strategy, not something we can do immediately.
Could you imagine the screams from this fucking twat and the rest of NZ rural sector if NZ cut ties with China overnight? The Farmers would cause an armed insurrection against Jacinda and announce a new State of China in the South Pacific.
Wouldn’t that be the perfect irony? It wasn’t Uni students waving around Mao’s Little Red Box that caused a revolution, it was debt ravaged Farmers desperately trying to sell bulk milk powder to China that did it!
Th drum beat for war is sounding louder now and NZ is gong to have to start to understand that the true cost of an Independent Foreign Policy for NZ requires a large independent armed forces to defend NZ, not to deploy external force.
We don’t want to be dominated by Washington OR Beijing, but to do that we need to be able to independently defend ourselves in a climate crisis world that is primed for conflict.
This is a debate that needs to be urgently had.
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